Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University


This is a complex and challenging undergraduate masters degree programme that involves academic studies, research work, practical lectures, self-directed learning, clinic-based experience and peer-led sessions; there are a variety of assessment formats designed to allow students with different capabilities to shine, for example, model-making, portfolio work, presentations, practical demonstrations of techniques on real and mock patients, essays and exam papers; each module must be passed before the student can proceed fully to the next level; the clinic-based learning is accrued at the teaching clinic at the north Staffordshire Medical Institute, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent; students have flexibility as to when they book to attend the clinic which is open 4 days per week including 2 evenings; the number of compulsory clinic hours increases in each year of the programme, starting at 100 in year 1 and growing to 350 in the final year; the clinic offers osteopathic assessment and treatment to paying members of the public, and students learn under the close supervision of experienced osteopath tutors.

Course modules

Clinical osteopathy 1; introduction to osteopathic theory and practice; application of osteopathic theory and practice ; form and function; function and dysfunction; personal and professional development 1; clinical osteopathy 2; exploration in osteopathic theory and practice; analysis of osteopathic theory and practice; dysfunction and disease; health and disease; personal and professional development 2. Compulsory; clinical osteopathy 3,4,5 ; integration of osteopathic theory and practice; reflection on osteopathic theory and practice; analysis of health, dysfunction and disease; personal and professional development 3; professional practice.

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Osteopathy - MOst Part-time September 2017 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stafford Campus) ST18 0AD West Midlands

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